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Pastor Fr. Alfred J. Harris

Parish Secretary
Mrs. Soraya Strobach

Music Director
Bill Parsons

Music Director Emeritus
Don Clark

Gregory James Vines

Rectory Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm

727 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 289-7771



Catholic Mass is said every day of the week at Saint Mary Mother of God located in the heart of China Town in Washington DC. Our noon day Masses are all said in English, several of the Masses are said in the old Latin Form as know as the Extraordinary Form as well as a Mass said in Chinese. Confessions are heard on a regularly at Saint Mary Mother of God and Public Recitations of the Rosary are regularly said in Latin, English and Chinese. After every 9am Sunday Mass there is a coffee hour in the undercroft of the church, please come and join us.


Latin Language Masses (Extraordinary Form)

Sunday - 9:00am
[Sung Mass (Missa Cantata) on 1st and 3rd Sunday, except July and August
and Low Mass 2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday,
preceded by 8:30am Rosary in Latin]

*Sunday - 5:00pm
[Solemn High Mass (Missa Solemnis) *ONLY on 2nd Sundays, except July and August]

Friday - 8:00am
[Low Mass]

First Saturday - 9:00am
[Low Mass, followed by Rosary in English and Benediction]


English Language Masses (Ordinary Form)

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00pm

Sunday - 10:30am, 1:00pm, 7:30pm

Monday - 12:05pm, 5:15pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:05pm


Holy Day (Non-Weekend)

12:05pm (English)

7:30pm (Latin)


Miraculous Medal Novena

Monday - 12:05pm, 5:15pm (Novena immediately followed by Holy Mass)

Monday - 11:30am (Live Broadcast), 7:30pm (Novena and Benediction)


Chinese Mass

Sunday - 11:30am



Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday: 4:30-4:55pm

Sunday: 8:30am - 8:55am or if necessary until the Sanctus bell

Sunday: 7:00pm - 7:25pm or if necessary until the Holy, holy, holy...

Other reasonable times on request.


Public Recitation of the Rosary

Sunday - 8:30am - Latin - on Gospel side near Pieta

Sunday - immediately following Chinese Mass - Cantonese - in choir room

Sunday - after 1:00 pm - English - front of church near sanctuary

First Saturday - after 9:00 am Mass during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - English - church